July 18, 2014
Terry McBride's fence in Harrisburg has become a landmark because of the unique items he has added to it. He says people stop to take pictures and ask questions about it.
July 17, 2014
Compass Music Camp, a program that occurs over six days, teaches young musicians how to play instruments and perform in a band. Participants also learn about music theory.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER was carrying 295 people when it was shot down, Ukrainian officials said.
Marsha Knudsen used letters and diaries from a trunk she inherited from her parents to piece together their love story when her father was in the Navy during World War II.
July 16, 2014
Children and families gathered at Flat Branch Park on Wednesday for the Family Fun Fest.
The COMO Connect Information Bus will tour Columbia through Saturday to provide pamphlets, maps and schedules on the city's new bus routes. The bus makes two-hour stops at various locations, and visitors can stop by and get their questions answered. The new routes go into effect Aug. 4.
Standard Pacific is pioneering the idea of setting aside dog-friendly spaces in homes, with options for a pet shower, drawers for pet snacks, and many more. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option in every one.
Farmers markets aren't the only way for consumers to purchase food directly from farms. New distribution methods eliminate the middlemen from farm to fork. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to institutions like hospitals and schools. They’re increasing profits for smaller farms and bringing consumers healthier foods.
The Challenger Division at Daniel Boone Little League “provides boys and girls who have developmental or physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy the full benefits and excitement of playing on a baseball team,” according to the league.
Scott Hays and his family own Two Mile Pork, a company with 20 concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOS, around Missouri. The company is one of thousands across the state that could be affected by the Aug. 5 vote on Amendment 1, the "Right to Farm" amendment.
July 15, 2014
Cook County jail has more than 106,000 inmates, and like many jails across the country is struggling to deal with a rising number of inmates suffering from serious mental illnesses.
Brothers Shane and Chris Giesing decided to take advantage of the cool weather and play a game of disc golf Albert-Oakland park on Tuesday.
This summer, 22 engineering students from Saudi Arabia are interning with the MU's College of Engineering for a partnership program with King Abdulaziz University. The program, in its inaugural year, is training the visiting students in a series of hands-on labs and projects.
July 14, 2014
Josh "Popeye" Clark has been repairing and building cars and go-karts since he was 10. Over the past five years, Clark has been repairing motorcycles. "I mostly taught myself with trial and error," Clark said.
Mabengo will represent her native country in the Miss Africa USA pageant on Aug. 9 in Maryland. The contest requires contestants to advocate for a platform and create a micro-project to improve a community in Africa or the United States.
July 13, 2014
Jessica and Neil Kohler's yard sustained an estimated $22,000 in damage according to Nelson's Tree Service. Their friends and family rallied around them on Saturday morning to help cut down the trees and the cost.
July 12, 2014
The Splat! Junior Obstacle Course Mud Run held Saturday at Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia included mud pits and mesh and barrel obstacles.
July 11, 2014
Members of the public and the family of U.S. Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt attended an informal dedication ceremony to honor the fallen soldier, after whom a local park was named.
Flooding from the Mississippi River retreated in most places Friday, but it was still 8 feet above flood stage in Grafton, Ill., a town without a levee about 40 miles north of St. Louis.
July 10, 2014
The Columbia Community Band's performance at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater on Thursday included trumpet and xylophone solos. The show is part of a free concert series being held through September at the amphitheater.